Practices of Posterity: Gide and the Cultural Politics of Sexuality

  • Michael Lucey

Abstract

In a passage from Les Nouvelles Nourritures that Gide apparently composed during the early 1920s, he imagines a figure of posterity:

You who will come when I no longer hear the noises of the earth and my lips no longer drink of its dew—you who will perhaps read me later—it is for you that I write these pages; for you are perhaps not astonished enough with living; you do not properly admire this stunning miracle that is your life. It seems to me sometimes that you will drink with my thirst, and that what inclines you toward this other being whom you caress is already my own desire.2

Keywords

Decon Defend Gout Avant Stake 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Works Cited

  1. Anglès, Auguste. André Gide et le premier groupe de La Nouvelle Revue Française. 3 vols. Paris: Gallimard, 1978–1986.Google Scholar
  2. Bourdieu, Pierre. “L’illusion biographique.” Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 62–63 (June 1986): 69–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. ——. Les Règles de l’art——genèse et structure du champ littéraire. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1992.Google Scholar
  4. ——. The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field. Trans. Susan Emanuel. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.Google Scholar
  5. Cabanis, José. Le Diable à la NRF, 1911–1915. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.Google Scholar
  6. Gide, André. Dostoïevsky; articles et causeries. Paris: Plon, 1923.Google Scholar
  7. ——. Et nunc manet in te, suivi de Journal intime. Neuchâtel: Ides et Calendes, 1951.Google Scholar
  8. ——. If It Die … Trans. Dorothy Bussy. London: Penguin, 1977.Google Scholar
  9. ——. Journal 1887–1925. Ed. Éric Marty. Paris: Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1996.Google Scholar
  10. ——. Les Nouvelles Nourritures. Romans, récits et soties, œuvres lyriques. Ed. Yvonne Davet and Jean-Jacques Thierry. Paris: Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1958. 251–300.Google Scholar
  11. ——. Si le grain ne meurt. Paris: Gallimard, 1985.Google Scholar
  12. Gide, André, and Roger Martin du Gard. Correspondance. Introduction by Jean Delay. 2 vols. Paris: Gallimard, 1968.Google Scholar
  13. “Gide vu par …” Magazine littéraire 14 (January 1968): 23–25.Google Scholar
  14. Lucey, Michael. Gide’s Bent: Sexuality, Politics, Writing. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.Google Scholar
  15. Martin du Gard, Roger. Journal. Ed. Claude Sicard. 3 vols. Paris: Gallimard, 1992–1993.Google Scholar
  16. Proust, Marcel. Lettres à André Gide. Neuchâtel: Ides et Calendes, 1949.Google Scholar
  17. Sartre, Jean-Paul. Qu’est-ce que la littérature? Paris: Gallimard, 1978.Google Scholar
  18. Schlumberger, Jean. Madeleine et André Gide. Paris: Gallimard, 1956.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Tom Conner 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lucey

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations